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Sacha Distel

1933 - 2004

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Alexandre "Sacha" Distel (29 January 1933 – 22 July 2004) was a French singer, guitarist, songwriter and actor who had hits with a cover version of "Raindrops Keep Falling on My Head" in 1970, which reached No 10 in the UK Charts, "Scoubidou", and "The Good Life". He was made Chevalier (Knight) of the Légion d'honneur in 1997. He had also scored a hit as a songwriter when Tony Bennett recorded Sacha's song for The Good Life in 1963. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Sacha Distel has received more than 520,793 page views. His biography is available in 23 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 21 in 2019). Sacha Distel is the 355th most popular singer (down from 348th in 2019), the 1,948th most popular biography from France (down from 1,917th in 2019) and the 22nd most popular French Singer.

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  • 520k

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  • 56.43

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  • 23

    Languages Editions (L)

  • 2.86

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  • 3.19

    Coefficient of Variation (CV)

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Among singers, Sacha Distel ranks 355 out of 3,528Before him are Neil Sedaka, Sinéad O'Connor, Rubén Blades, Joseph Kobzon, Franzl Lang, and Dave Evans. After him are Ricky Nelson, Anastacia, Alizée, Chris Brown, Denny Doherty, and Manuel García.

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Among people born in 1933, Sacha Distel ranks 121Before him are Bata Živojinović, Sabah Fakhri, John Boorman, Máté Fenyvesi, Wayne Shorter, and Joachim Kroll. After him are Fred Haise, György Konrád, Donald E. Westlake, Luis Bacalov, Saleh Al-Fawzan, and Gregory III Laham. Among people deceased in 2004, Sacha Distel ranks 72Before him are Mercedes McCambridge, Thanom Kittikachorn, Brian Clough, Abdel Aziz al-Rantisi, John Charles, and Masanori Tokita. After him are Russ Meyer, Jerry Orbach, Carlos Lacoste, Shiing-Shen Chern, Roque Máspoli, and Umberto Agnelli.

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In France

Among people born in France, Sacha Distel ranks 1,948 out of 6,011Before him are Roland Bonaparte (1858), Louis Alexandre, Prince of Lamballe (1747), Joseph Bertrand (1822), Guillaume de Lorris (1200), Jean-Antoine Nollet (1700), and Françoise Madeleine d'Orléans (1648). After him are Jules Romains (1885), Jacques Cathelineau (1759), Tony Garnier (1869), Charles II Gonzaga, Duke of Nevers (1609), Jean-Marie Villot (1905), and Nicolas de Largillière (1656).

Among SINGERS In France

Among singers born in France, Sacha Distel ranks 22Before him are Desireless (1952), Marie-Louise O'Murphy (1737), Jacqueline Boyer (1941), Barbara (1930), Théo Sarapo (1936), and Warda Al-Jazairia (1939). After him are Alizée (1984), Patricia Kaas (1966), André Claveau (1911), Alexis Korner (1928), Tino Rossi (1907), and Patrick Hernandez (1949).